Dolmabahçe Palace

Coordinates: 41°02′22″N 29°00′06″E / 41.03944°N 29.00167°E / 41.03944; 29.00167
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Dolmabahçe Palace
Dolmabahçe Palace as seen from the Bosphorus
Dolmabahçe Palace is located in Istanbul
Dolmabahçe Palace
General information
TypePalace (1856–1922)
Architectural styleBaroque, Rococo, Neoclassical
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Coordinates41°02′22″N 29°00′06″E / 41.03944°N 29.00167°E / 41.03944; 29.00167
Construction started1843
ClientOttoman sultans
OwnerTurkish state
Design and construction
ArchitectGarabet Balyan

Dolmabahçe Palace is a palace in the Beşiktaş district on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. It is on the coast of the Bosphorus. It was the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans and the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1922 marking the beginning of constitutional governance.[1] Construction of the palace started in 1843. After the Ottoman Empire ended in 1922 and Turkey became a republic in 1923, it became a museum.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dolmabahce Palace". Retrieved 2023-08-22.
  2. "Turkish Ministry of Tourism site about Dolmabahçe Palace". Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2013-11-28.

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